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​The Air Force’s goal is to ensure that “the vast majority” of F-35s and F-22s—even those dedicated to basic flight training—are at the full operational standard, Air Combat Command chief Gen. Hawk Carlisle told reporters at the Pentagon on Tuesday. The F-22 fleet is tiered such that schoolhouse jets at Tyndall AFB, Fla.—about 60 airplanes--aren’t up to the full combat configuration of airframe and software. Carlisle said USAF “is examining what it would take” to bring them up to par for easier training and in case a contingency demands them, but it “hasn’t figured out the money yet to do that.” There are “many benefits” to having a fleet-wide common configuration of the F-22, he asserted, and Lockheed Martin “is helping us, looking at what that cost would be.”  The F-35s, however, Carlisle said he expects will nearly all be modified in turn, “so that the (training)-coded airplanes match the combat-coded” aircraft. (See also: Keeping F-22s Modern)